The Student Council is improving every year, whether it is through designing eco-friendly projects such as the pond or raising thousands of pounds for Children in Need. This year’s Student Council has successfully maintained the high standards of the Peer Mentoring scheme, which now provides support and advice for students across the board. In addition the Council is still working with the College to improve the REACH award scheme, which is now effectively used by all members of the College and is a fantastic way to celebrate the success of our students.
The Student Council have also started working with the Sports Council in an effort to improve the interdivisional sports scheme, which provides healthy competition for all years and the teams are not only growing in numbers, but also obtaining many awards. The annual Children in Need Day is regularly regarded as the most incredible achievement for the Student Council, as not only do staff and students get to enjoy setting up and running the stalls, but their efforts have helped the College raise thousands of pounds for those less fortunate than ourselves. We often raise over £10,000, which is a fantastic achievement not just for the Student Council but for the whole College.
In order for the Student Council to accomplish such achievements and run effectively, they hold meetings frequently throughout the year to discuss the vast amount of feedback from students relating to ideas and improvements they have for the College. Meetings include tutor group representatives, in an attempt to give the whole student body the chance to raise their questions and opinions. Such input and attendance to the meetings provides the perfect opportunity for both younger and older students to get involved in College politics, and to put their stamp on Landau Forte College Derby. The recognition and success of the Student Council has dramatically improved over the years and we are sure that such incredible achievements will only increase in the years to come.